And You Thought Toilet Seat Stories Were Dumb – A New Low.


GASSTRON It’s FIBERGAS! And yes I know the spelling is wrong. There is actually a product called GASTRON. So just go with me here.

Well, it’s official, this could be the bottom of the barrel of stories. Scraping right on the bottom in the muck. Hey, the good news is its all up hill from here. lake Dora in a month or two, and then it just all blurs together until the Last gasp. So here we go. you say you were here on the day we hit a new low. Yes we are talking about Crapping on a boat! Or having too and not being able to do a dam thing about it. Hey, Everyone and everything poops. but? Out on the boat without a toilet. See not so funny is it? Well thanks to some vintage Pepto Bismol ads, it gave me an angle to combine my two favorite things. Toilet humor and boats. So without further… Ready.. ADOO, DOO!

HAPPY 100 YEARS PEPTO BISMOL! 1919 is when you started saving us all. Ironically just about when motor boating started? Hey just say’n

Wow, ads told the story back in the day. And the best is the Ungutene ad next to it. I do remember that stuff. Yes, this how it all connects to us.

Right about now DIM is having a SHIP fit wondering why we are talking about this crap!

For you Dim.

And MIke Green is gonna complain about how we always do toilet stories and none about others toilets. OH! KATZS MARINA has great boats. CLICK HERE

Now back to Pepto..

Even Ken and barbie needed a special bottle for the Barbie Dream Boat. Not kidding, look closer. Yup.. THAT IS PRODUCT PLACEMENT at its best!

Two seconds after this ad was photographed you can just imagine the crap he got from his pals.

And this classic commercial. Gotta say as a Creative Director, this is a timeless classic and would hold up today!

Dang, being sick all weekend sure brings up some strange story ideas.

And yes, The Green Turd monster that was a 24 Hr Germ Coin Bank. Not a real marketing winner. I wonder how this was pitched. ” See Bob, we take a Turd. But we make it green, like the color that drinking Pepto makes it. And kids will love it. Bob” Ask your Wife Bob” It died soon after it came out, but is ebay gold ish…

That’s it. I suppose I will get my dose of crap in the comments today. The good news is this is the bottom, we have all just experienced together and now we can look forward to spring and the countdown! And Chicken On A Stick.. mmmmmm Pass the Pepto!


24 replies
  1. Rick
    Rick says:

    I’m, not really sure where to go with this. Thought it was going to be another correct toilet seat story, butt no. Well I’ll just grab my coffee varnish mug and try to envision spring boating.

  2. m-fine
    m-fine says:

    You know, you have never done a story on the toilet seats at Katz’s. Maybe Bob can stop by and take some pictures for us. Mike Green can then submit a story about his own toilet seats for a little variety.

  3. tparsons56
    tparsons56 says:

    Ok – As we northerners sit here in our sub zero temps, wind and snow let’s go to our happy places [which does not include toilets]. Right now I’m having coffee overlooking a calm lake just waiting for the days boating activities to start. I’m also reminiscing about how much fun “Boat the Blue” was with hot sunny weather and hundreds of beautiful boats.

    Oh yeah – Matt couldn’t make it because of a hurricane or something like that.

  4. Fred B
    Fred B says:

    Once upon a time, Woodyboater filled all the winter days with sunny pictures of boat shows taken throughout the year. While some had seen the pics before, I hadn’t since this is the only wood boat site I visit. I sure miss those days. The arguments as to why that’s no longer done, I do not agree with. An opportunity is being missed here.

  5. Bilge Rat
    Bilge Rat says:

    All I can say on the subject is; the most guest appreciated option I installed on the Lyman Cruisette is a port-a-potty.

  6. matt
    matt says:

    Only one complaint so far? How in the hell are we supposed to stay warm? I cant go outside, and my wife will win any argument I start. For gods sake, i did a story on Poop. Even handed out some poop. Even stirring up the poop. HA. The good news. The site is running well, and soon enough will all be up to date.

  7. MikeM
    MikeM says:

    This one’s like a Seinfeld episode….there really isn’t a story here. All you’ve done is re-upset the ACBS.

    And you can’t upset Mike Green, at least not today, because it’s hump day. He plays the GEICO commercial with the camel on a loop all day long.

    Mike mike mike mike mike…..guess what day it is??

  8. Mike Green
    Mike Green says:

    Hey, any publicity is better then nothing I guess. We are restoring 7 boats right now and 3 of them pretty rare, also consulting restorations on 2 others around the country. None of them have toilets in them though.

  9. Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P )
    Mark in Ohio (sometimes da U P ) says:

    “I close my remembering the warmth of yesterday”. Toilets and boats, they do go together. My cousins wife let him buy another boat because it had a toilet on it (a head as its called in the marine world). I have a boat with a head on it. It does get used! How many times have you been out on the water and have to go. Especially when there is some beer on board.

  10. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    I have to relate a post on my feed that showed a picture of a toilet with the cover down and a post-it note on it that said “Do not flush, gone to get camera, may be a Guinness world record”. You said you wanted some potty humor. Okay, Gottago.

  11. Bob B
    Bob B says:

    “…this could be the bottom of the barrel of stories.”

    No way Matt. Don’t sell yourself short.

    It’s only January. Plenty of time for more worser stories to come…

  12. Briant
    Briant says:

    In Oregon, we don’t need heads (toilets) on our boats because we have floating potties on the busy lakes, reservoirs and rivers. We collect over three (3) million gallons of, uh, material every year. Whoo hoo!

  13. Phil
    Phil says:


    Why even bring up with Dim topic? I shut the guy up for you well over a year and half ago and I dont think that he even cares about wood boating anymore. I do not belive that he has made any comment or bothered you at all. So why cheap shot the guy? We all make mistakes and have people that give us a bump is the correct direction at times and maybe thats all that needed done at the time. I enjoy your site for the effort that you put into it. Maybe the wood boat lifestyle is slowing down a bit or dimming for a period of time? I don’t know, but maybe its possible. I think that you have done a hell of the job over the years coming up with the countless storys you have done. If you are stressed to find more storys or busy with work, how could anyone not understand that. Its you site and you can do as you wish and I respect that. Keep up the good work!

  14. Ollon
    Ollon says:

    I bet those pitch meetings are just about as good as the ones I have lived through while working for the government for the last 34 years. Especially when the big cheese pitches it and you know it will bomb but you all sign off on it anyway and break into nervous laughter of relief at the end of the meeting because at least it wont be your fault. Retiring on Feb. 28th and going boating… forever. I’m really gonna miss this crap. Thanks Matt.

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